Blackboard Learn

A marketing-leading LMS for education, biz, gov, and more.

About Blackboard Learn

Easy, engaging, and accessible, Blackboard Learn has been redesigned in collaboration with educators and is better than ever before.

With hundreds of new SaaS based features, a network of over 200 partners, and deep, seamless integrations all designed to work reliably alongside your current technologies, Blackboard Learn is low-maintenance, modern, simple, and focused on improving learner outcomes.

See what else is new with Blackboard Learn at Anthology.com/learn.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom , India, Japan, United States

Supported Languages

Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Czech, Danish , Dutch, English, European Portuguese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Blackboard Learn

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Blackboard Learn Software - A modern and intuitive learning management system (LMS) designed in collaboration with the global education community, providing students and faculty with a more inclusive, flexible, and insightful experience.
Blackboard Learn Software - Built to be mobile-first, Blackboard Learn is the only LMS that provides the same great experience on PC, tablet, and smartphone. And Blackboard Learn was the First LMS to achieve accessibility Certification from the National Federation of the Blind
Blackboard Learn Software - Blackboard Learn supports instructors with multiple formative and summative assessment methods, and features capabilities that reduce stress for students to maximize results and minimize anxiety.
Blackboard Learn Software - Blackboard Learn has progress tracking tools embedded right into instructor and student workflows, making it easier for instructors to help students when and where they need it most.
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Blackboard Learn Software - A modern and intuitive learning management system (LMS) designed in collaboration with the global education community, providing students and faculty with a more inclusive, flexible, and insightful experience.
Blackboard Learn Software - Built to be mobile-first, Blackboard Learn is the only LMS that provides the same great experience on PC, tablet, and smartphone. And Blackboard Learn was the First LMS to achieve accessibility Certification from the National Federation of the Blind
Blackboard Learn Software - Blackboard Learn supports instructors with multiple formative and summative assessment methods, and features capabilities that reduce stress for students to maximize results and minimize anxiety.
Blackboard Learn Software - Blackboard Learn has progress tracking tools embedded right into instructor and student workflows, making it easier for instructors to help students when and where they need it most.

Features

Total features of Blackboard Learn: 75

  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Admissions Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assessment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Community Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Curriculum Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Questions
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Document Management
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • For Schools
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • Individualised Assessments
  • Interactive Learning
  • K-12
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Online Calendar
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Question Library
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Scoring
  • Self-Learning
  • Social Learning
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Summary Reports
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Test/Quiz Creation
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Training Companies
  • User Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • Visual Analytics
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5
(461)
Value for Money
4.0/5
Features
4.1/5
Ease of Use
3.9/5
Customer Support
4.0/5

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Gabriela
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  • Industry: Food Production
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Blackboard LMS for Business Review

Reviewed on 19/5/2020

My overall experience with Blackboard LMS Business is always amazing! It has helped and improved my...

My overall experience with Blackboard LMS Business is always amazing! It has helped and improved my grade so much because it lets me know ahead of time when assignments are due, which has helped be more organized as well. I love this software so much and I suggest everyone to use this!

Pros

A feature that I love the most about this software is it allows teachers to upload assignments online to eliminate the use of paper. This software is such an easy to use software and really simple to change any settings for the liking of your choice. What I also love about this is that it is a good platform to take tests and quizzes, which is super amazing because it is not confusing at all. I absolutely love this and it has helped be more organized!

Cons

A feature that I would like to see in the future is the mobile app, it could use a little improvement and it is a bit slow, but the desktop version is amazing so it does not really bother me because I usually check and do everything through my desktop. I still absolutely love this software.

Gerald
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Blackboard as a home base for college students

Reviewed on 24/2/2022

I had a fairly pleasant experience with blackboard, i was able to do much of the tasks I expect to...

I had a fairly pleasant experience with blackboard, i was able to do much of the tasks I expect to be able to do on an LMS. I just wish that the design interface would be more simple and modern. Also more functionalities and integrations would be nice. Eg: opening a pdf file on blackboard directly instead of a redirection to a page or a pop up

Pros

I like that it is fairly easy to use. Users don’t require extensive training to be able to use the product, and I like that as a student I can upload assignments and get learning modules from the same place, so it is convenient.

Cons

I think the user interface design is a bit outdated. It is less appealing than other LMS such as canvas learn. I also hear a lot of my professors complain about how complicated it is on their side to navigate blackboard due to the repetitiveness and redundancy of blackboard.

Richard
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Blackboard - Really clunky!

Reviewed on 5/3/2020

At our institution Bb Learn instructions sometimes don't match the local implementation.

At our institution Bb Learn instructions sometimes don't match the local implementation.

Pros

What I like most about the software is what is is *supposed* to do: serve as a total course management system.

Cons

Everything about Blackboard is clunky — at least as it is set up in our university. Operations that should be drag and drop require multiple clicks. Nearly every function in Blackboard is present in other generic software and works more efficiently. In addition, Blackboard (as set up in our school) forces templates onto teachers, Redoing the templates into usable form takes lots of clicks.

Here are two examples of the most egregious design errors.

1. The Bb gradebook. It vaguely resembles like Excel or Google sheets in how functions. But unlike spreadsheets where one can easily duplicate columns and reassign formulas, the Gradebook requires separate multiple-menu-click operations for every column creation, every grade entry and every grade change. We find little flexibility in creating grading formulas, compared to off-the-shelf spreadsheet programs. And the import-export functions of Bb gradesheets to generic spreadsheets is so clunky that it is unusable.

2. Course duplication. Bb allows the teacher to duplicate a course. Except it doesn't really work. If you try and duplicate the course you taught in the year 2020 for use in 2021, you find that Blackboard will duplicate the general template for all university courses without importing all of the eaacher's innovations.

Lee
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

BLACKBOARD LEARN – you don’t know how good something is until it’s gone!

Reviewed on 17/11/2022

Blackboard Learn (BBL) was much better than we knew! You don’t always have control over what tools...

Blackboard Learn (BBL) was much better than we knew! You don’t always have control over what tools or LMS you have to use, but if you (or someone else) think that you’d prefer a different LMS - BE CAREFUL what you wish for! I loved the Grade Book’s versatility and ability to easily download it for offline management when needed. Also, when we still had BBL (yes, ‘they’ have switched us to a different LMS) I used it for online classes and as an e-Companion to onsite classes. Loading and transferring content and tests was pretty easy. I MISS BBL!

Pros

I found that Blackboard Learn is much easier to use than other online platforms used in higher education. Being able to easily add materials and instructional documents to an online course is critical especially when a department adopts a new edition of a textbook. The quiz/test builder within Blackboard Learn is also quite user friendly and being able to export exams from a previous course and import to a future course is a real time saver!

Cons

The discussion board when entering grades can sometimes be a little confusing, trying to determine if the student is replying to a classmate’s post – especially if the student has not included the classmate’s name in their reply, but that’s really more due to a student not following instructions and not the program.

Arturo
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Your new classroom (digital)

Reviewed on 26/5/2022

The experience that Blackboard gives you is satisfactory since several other platforms, its...

The experience that Blackboard gives you is satisfactory since several other platforms, its management system between courses, and the power to upload files or open documents that teachers upload to their respective courses, are not as easy to do as in blackboard, since the software is very friendly for students like us and makes it not cost us work in performing all its functions that it gives us.

Pros

Being still a student, I love the ease with which I can move within the interface and change courses because if you have several subjects, you can easily locate them and see the content very easily. Inside the software, you can see practically everything as if it were a classroom since you can hold virtual meetings, see your content/tasks to do, see your final grades, take your final exams, etc. It is a platform that stands out for its excellence in education since the page rarely crashes or presents some difficulties.

Cons

It may be difficult at first to navigate through the different menus/pages/courses because the platform does not give us that simply look the first time we see it, as unlike its competitors in the market, this one has a slightly less friendly view. But it is rescued if for example our school/university gives us within Blackboard a small tutorial on the essentials you should know about this software.
But honestly, I do not see many cons to Blackboard because it is a platform that gives us what we are looking for and that is why it is one of the top e-learning software.

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Blackboard Learn FAQs

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Blackboard Learn offers the following pricing plans:

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  • Free Trial: Available

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Blackboard Learn has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Blackboard Learn supports the following languages:

Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, European Portuguese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Blackboard Learn supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

We do not have any information about what integrations Blackboard Learn has

Blackboard Learn offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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